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10 October 2017
New from E L James

E L James’s Darker: Fifty Shades Darker As Told By Christian to be published 28 November 2017.

22 June 2017
New from John Green

Turtles All the Way Down will publish 10 October 2017.

6 June 2017
NZ Book Awards for Children & YA 2017 Winners Announced

A huge congratulations to the winners of the 2017 NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults!

19 March 2017
New Novel from Richard Flanagan

First Person -- Richard Flanagan’s first novel since winning the Man Booker Prize in 2014 -- is to be published in Australia in October this year.

9 March 2017
Me Before You’s Leading Lady Returns

Jojo Moyes takes Lou Clarke to New York in a new novel to be published in 2018.

8 March 2017
New from John le Carré

A Legacy of Spies will feature George Smiley, John le Carré’s most beloved character. 

Extracts

Darker - E L James

I sit. Waiting. My heart is thumping.

Still Me

It was the moustache that reminded me I was no longer in England

Mythos

These days the origin of the universe is explained by proposing a Big Bang, a single event that instantly brought into being all the matter from which everything and everyone are made.

Artemis

I bounded over the gray, dusty terrain toward the huge dome of Conrad Bubble.

The People vs. Alex Cross

From inside a rambling white Colonial home on a shaded street that smelled of blooming wildflowers, a woman called in a pleasant Southern accent

The Midnight Line

Jack Reacher and Michelle Chang spent three days in Milwaukee.

Articles

Give Yourself a Lagom Time Out

Practical tips to finding a better balance with The Lagom Life.

Researching The Tea Gardens

Fiona McIntosh on studying 1930’s Britain and India in pursuit of the perfect setting for her latest novel.

Short Story Club - 23 November

Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 23 November 2017

Short Story Club - 8 February

Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 8 February 2018

Short Story Club - 25 January

Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 25 January 2018

Recipes

Chocolate Orange Sherbet Slice

Chelsea's favourite sweet from her new book Eat. The silky richness of the chocolate fudgy part is balanced by the tart sherbet — a zing in every bite!

Victoria Sponge Cake

Delight friends and family with this Victoria sponge with strawberries and white chocolate cream from Ottolenghi’s Sweet.

Belinda's Flourless Coconut and Chocolate Cake

An utterly buttery and decadent dessert that feels the very opposite of 'free-from'.

Harissa Chicken Traybake

A quick & easy chicken dish perfect for a mid-week feast.

Key Lime and Avocado Mousse Pies

This is vegan comfort food at its best from Little Bird Goodness.

Parsnip Carbonara with Mushrooms

This is vegan comfort food at its best from Little Bird Goodness.

Q&A

Paula Hawkins Q&A

The Into the Water author on writing, remembering and day-to-day darkness.

Katherine Scholes Q&A

The bestselling author on her unyielding love affair with the African continent.

Morris Gleitzman Spills The Beans

Morris throws caution to the wind and answers all of your questions. . . 

Alice Campion Q&A

The Shifting Light author(s) on research, sequels and keeping plotlines on-track.

Candice Fox Q&A

Find out what scares #1 New York Times bestselling author Candice Fox. 

Ali Land Q&A

Enter the mind of Good Me, Bad Me author Ali Land.

Activities

Mother's Day Giftwrap

Print your own Penguin gift wrap for your Mother's Day gift

The Unmourned Crossword

Settle down with a cup of eight down and test your skills. 

Where Should Your Next Adventure Be?

Take our World of Wanderlust-inspired quiz and find out.

Lolcatz Pub Quiz

Andrew Masterson’s Lolcatz, Santa, and Death by Dog facts exposed.

The Soldier’s Curse Crossword

Test your skills and meet Hugh Monsarrat.

Book Clubs

Short Story Club - 8 March

Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 8 March 2018.

Short Story Club - 22 February

Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 22 February 2018.

A Long Way from Home Reading Group Notes

Take your book club on the race of a lifetime around Australia with Peter Carey’s A Long Way From Home.

The Tea Gardens Reading Notes

Absorb the heroism, heartache and healing of The Tea Gardens with your book club.

Charlatan Reading Group Questions

Enter the shadowy world of mesmerism with Catherine Jinks’ Charlatan.

Beauty in Thorns Questions

Unlock some fairy tale magic with Kate Forsyth’s reimagining of Sleeping Beauty.

Bonus

Colonial Tiny House - Manawatu

Many people know the Manawatu– Wanganui region only as a flat, green slice of provincial quietness that you drive through on the way from Wellington to the Central Plateau.

A Note from Monica

Start reading an exclusive animated extract of The Trip of a Lifetime.

Start a Book Club

Eight simple tips for getting your reading group up and running.

Enter the Red Wake

Join Kurt Johnson on his travels through the former Eastern Bloc.

Free Jack Reacher Short Story

An exclusive Lee Child short story to celebrate the release of No Middle Name.

Free Fiona McIntosh eBook

Download McIntosh’s story behind her novel, The Perfumer’s Secret.